Arvika

Arvika is in Värmland in Sweden. It is a small city mostly known for various cultural activities, such as holding the Arvikafestivalen music festival each summer.

The area is also renowned for its arts and crafts: e.g. the Klassbols linen mill, a glass blowing studio, ... In town there are many arts and crafts shops. Around 1900, there was an artists community working in 'Rackstad Colony', which is now a museum. These artists designed the church of Arvika in Nordic Romantic style.

The area around Arvika is mainly forest area. There are several nature reserves where you can walk along marked hiking trails.

Get in

By train

Take the train from Karlstad or Oslo.

By bus

Take a bus from Karlstad or Oslo.

Public transportation within Värmland is available, although can be infrequent. The website for Värmlandstrafik is really only in Swedish but is largely usable to English speakers and provides a phone number which you can call to find out more.

See

Do

Buy

There are various shopping opportunities on Storgatan and Kyrkogatan.

Eat

Sleep

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